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7/2/2015

The 65,000-student Arlington ISD leverages EasyTech and Inquiry to deliver a comprehensive career and higher education investigations course. The year-long, technology-embedded course gives eighth-grade students an opportunity to both develop skills and establish a four-year plan that details the requirements for different career paths and colleges of interest to each student.

Type: Case Study
7/2/2015

Middle and high school students who lacked foundational mathematics and reading skills used Edgenuity MyPath for about one hour a week in a computer lab or at home. Middle school students showed the most improvement, with average gains of over 5 points on the NWEA MAP Reading Assessment.

Type: Case Study
7/2/2015

Rural communities are often many miles apart, developing diverse cultures and visions as a result. This dynamic is especially challenging in education when several distinct communities fall under one rural public school district. By utilizing engagement tools, districts such as Oregon's Molalla River School District can bridge more than distance to create a unified vision.

Type: Case Study
5/30/2015

Three prominent educators share best practice solutions from their years of blended learning experience. Focusing on five steps to implement a program that integrates online instruction with traditional face-to-face class activities can help districts achieve greater productivity for teachers and better outcomes for students.

Type: White Paper
5/30/2015

Filming classroom instruction has the potential to transform teacher performance – and ultimately, student achievement. By watching teachers in action in recorded teaching sessions, district and school leaders can provide more relevant, actionable feedback that improves practices and promotes teacher growth.

Type: White Paper
5/30/2015

In an effort to work toward closing the achievement gap for its English Language Learners, Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut incorporated an innovative digital curriculum that included teacher professional development on the use of new technologies and language learning practices.

Type: Case Study
5/30/2015

Assessment, when done well, can make a profound contribution to helping all kids learn. But for any test to make a real difference for student learning, crucial assessment components — such as norms, standard error of measure, scales and item pool depth — must be incorporated in order to yield actionable data that helps educators deliver individualized instruction.

Type: Member article
5/30/2015

Where once each school worked in silos managing student information and grading practices, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is now unified through an online system that has helped them standardize processes, assessments and grading between all of its 44 schools. The web-based system also gives parents access to their children’s grades and facilitates communication between teachers, students and parents.

Type: Case Study
5/2/2015

Mobilization can be a complex process, with multiple points that present real risk. Without real mobility expertise and dedicated manpower, these potential problems can become very real, very quickly. This paper examines the current mobile learning environment, defines the specific issues that need addressing, and then explores a comprehensive, hosted and affordable solution.

Type: White Paper
3/17/2015

Recently, articles that have stated that the value of superintendents is little when it comes to impacting student achievement have been published.

These articles are based on a faulty research report from the Brookings Institute and contained examples of perceived superintendent’s misconduct, some of which were quite old and misleading.

Type: Member article
3/2/2015

Thoughtexchange's Community Engagement Process In 1 Minute

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Description: Thoughtexchange is The Group Insight Platform™ that fosters information exchange and collaborative leadership.

3/2/2015

Leaders In Community Engagement use Thoughtexchange - Central Valley School District

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Description: Watch how Central Valley School District is raising the bar on community engagement by reaching out to their constituents in new and innovative ways, in order to make community informed decisions.

To learn more about Thoughtexchange and how others are using this group insight platform to engage their community please visit our website

12/29/2014
Record engagement helps Central Valley School District create a quality facilities plan. Type: Case Study
12/29/2014

With a long history of dedication to community and stakeholder engagement using more traditional forums, Spokane Public Schools improved their process to address social and economic changes in the region and involve more participants.

Type: Case Study
12/16/2014

Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Wash., integrated blended and online learning programs to offer more options to its more than 26,000 students. In 2013, more than 2,000 students were engaged in online learning with 3,983 credit recovery courses completed. Over 320 middle school students earned a high school world language credit while 100 students enrolled in 125 courses in the 2013 summer school program.

Type: Case Study

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